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Old 07-12-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Flashback Arresters


Iíve been looking at a lot of pictures of the oxy/ace torch kits on the web lately that guys are carrying and itís surprising to see how many donít have any flashback arresters on their torch handle. Donít they teach this stuff in HVACR School?

So, I guess the question is, do you have these on your torch or is this something you donít concern yourself with.

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Old 09-25-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Flashback Arresters


Some torches have buit-in flashback arrestors.....
Cheaper uniweld type probably don't.
I've always used uniweld and try to use them with safety in mind and keep them clean etc.
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I know the Victor Turbo Torch/Fire Power have them internally, but not sure about UniWeld.
The external arrestors on my torch do add a couple of inches length to the torch handle, so Iím guessing thatís probably why a lot of guys donít like to use them.
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Don’t they teach this stuff in HVACR School?

no, i'm sure
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